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Dana Snyder, "Master Shake," on "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Movie; Chuck McCann Pt. 3

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has spoken to voice actor Dana Snyder about Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters. Snyder, the voice of Master Shake, discusses where he gets his character inspiration from and why the movie took so long to make. The column also includes part 3 of the Chuck McCann interview, […]

Roscoe Lee Browne 1925 – 2007

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2007
Actor Roscoe Lee Browne (sometimes credited as Roscoe Lee Brown or Roscoe Brown) passed away on April 11, 2007, at the age of 81. Browne’s long career on stage and screen was peppered with several prominent voice acting roles, including Mr. Arrow in Treasure Planet, the Kingpin in the late 1990’s Spider-Man animated series, and […]

Alan Burnett on His "Superman/Batman" Story Arc

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2007
Writer Alan Burnett has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his upcoming six-issue story arc on DC Comics’ Superman/Batman, starting with issue #37. In addition to details about his story (including the tantalizing hint of “Zebra Batman”), Burnett briefly discusses his career in animation from SuperFriends to The Batman.

Nick Jr’s Wonder Pets Need Saving in Latest TV Special

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
Nickelodeon has issued a press release announcing Save the Wonder Pets!, a new musical special on Nick Jr. debuting on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific). The episode follows the classroom pets Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming down the gullet of a humpback whale, and the efforts of a wide swath of sea creatures […]

Pixar Backdated Stock Options Deeper than First Reported

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
Variety is reporting that backdated stock options were more pervasive at Pixar than was initially reported. While initial statements by Pixar and Disney representatives focused on options offered to Pixar executive officers, the latest filing with the SEC by Disney indicates that many mid- and lower-level Pixar employees received backdated options as well, and that […]

Kevin Munroe on "TMNT," Possible Sequels

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
The Animated Views website has interviewed director Kevin Munroe about TMNT, the hit CGI animated movie that returned the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the pop culture spotlight. The interview delves deeper into the involvement of Turtles creator Peter Laird in the movie, casting decisions, and the future of the franchise, including Munroe’s off-the-cuff ideas […]

PR: Nick Jr. Presents "Save the Wonder Pets!"

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2007
NICK JR. PRESENTS “SAVE THE WONDER PETS!” – A NEW UNDERWATER MINI-OPERETTA FROM THE HIT ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES, PREMIERING MONDAY, APRIL 23 Nick Records Releases First-Ever Wonder Pets! CD on Tuesday, April 10 Featuring Tracks From the Show’s Award-Winning Broadway Composers; Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment To Release Save the Wonder Pets! DVD […]

Animated Shorts Interviews Chuck McCann (Pt. 1 and 2); plus Dan Didio on "ReBoot"

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2007
Newsarama.com’s Animated Shorts column has posted Part 2 of the interview has been posted. The first part of the interview covers McCann’s early career in children’s television up to his casting in the Cool McCool animated series. UPDATED April 10, 2007: Part 2 of the interview has been posted, where McCann discusses his work through […]

ASIFA-Hollywood Hosts Bill Plympton, Stop-Mo Expo

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2007
Animation historian Jerry Beck is noting two special events in April hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood. The first is a Q&A with Beck and independent animator Bill Plympton on Wednesday, April 11, 2007, on the DreamWorks campus at 7:30 PM; Plympton’s feature film Hair High will be screened at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 starting on Friday, April […]

Woody Woodpecker on DVD July 24

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2007
Universal will be releasing The Woody Woodpecker and Friends Classic Cartoon Collection on DVD on July 24, 2007. The 3-disc set will contain 75 uncut and restored theatrical cartoons starring the likes of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, and Chilly Willy. Expected retail price for the set will be $39.98.